Absolutely amazing experience. Got to meet John (one of the owners) but that’s not why I like this place. The food is authentic. Reminds me of my Nonn-‘s cooking. Yes I am of American Italian descent. Great to go selection. Everything looks beautiful! Minestrone soup (which can be such a tasteless soup made by so many) is totally flavorful full of beautiful vegetables!! Sandwich I had the Italian sub was on point and you’re talking to a New Yorker ! Thrilled to have found this awesome deli/eatery. By the way it’s super clean. Well organized in the staff is delightful and very helpful.
I was pleasantly surprised when I walked in. It had a true deli feeling and everything looked/smelled so good. Plenty of items to purchase as well, such as dried pasta, olive oil, honey etc. I ordered the Tuscano Panini and it was ::chefs kiss:: Limited seating indoors and plenty of seating in the back with heaters for the colder days.
We went here for the first time today and really enjoyed everything that we got. I really appreciated how balanced the flavors were for each item. We'll definitely be back to enjoy the patio.
I love this place for a quick casual lunch! Sandwiches and salads are delicious. You can even buy a bottle of wine there to enjoy as well! The outside patio is nice and shaded, parking is easy too.
Oh my goodness, Porta Via rocks for sandwiches! First time here. Ordered the roasted leg of lamb, with roasted eggplant and olive tapenade, and some warmed au jous (my request). And a side chopped Brussel sprout salad. $17 out the door, and I was happy to pay it! The lamb was amazing. So was the chopped salad. Top notch ingredients, reasonably priced, and very nice decor and ambiance both inside and out. I highly recommend Porta Via, and I will certainly be back!
ENLOCAL BIZ – BUSINESS DIRECTORY FOR SAN FERNANDO VALLEY